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The Bear’s Den, May 12, 2021

There have been leaks, but the 2021 Bears Schedule is officially released today

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Tyler Bray #8 of the Chicago Bears passes under pressure from the the Minnesota Vikings at Soldier Field on November 16, 2020 in Chicago
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THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

BEARRRSSSS

Chicago Bears Q&A: Will Andy Dalton, Justin Fields compete in camp? - Chicago Tribune - The Chicago Bears will get their first look at the 2021 draft class this weekend during a rookie minicamp at Halas Hall. Some Bears fans, meanwhile, are looking ahead to training camp and whether first-round pick Justin Fields will get a shot at earning the starting quarterback job over Andy Dalton.

Can Justin Fields Break Two of the Biggest Stigmas in Sports? - On Tap Sports Net - Ohio State and the Chicago Bears share one thing, not developing franchise quarterbacks. Justin Fields can change both of those stigmas.

Chicago Bears Open 2021 Season on Sunday Night Football - On Tap Sports Net - The Chicago Bears are back in the limelight as they will take on the Los Angeles Rams in the NFL’s Week 1 Sunday Night Football matchup.

The Mess Chicago Bears Put in Justin Fields’ Hands - Sports Illustrated - Only sporadically successful over Matt Nagy’s first three years as coach, the Chicago Bears offense Justin Fields will inherit is one badly in need of his help but also in need of plenty of other improvements.

2021 Chicago Bears schedule: Everything you need to know about all 14 opponents for 2021 NFL season - ChicagoBears.com - With the NFL schedule set to be unveiled Wednesday evening, take a capsule look at all 14 of the Bears’ opponents this year, including series history and the last meeting between the teams.

13 Chicago Bears among best picks in each slot in NFL Draft history - ChicagoBears.com - Dick Butkus, Devin Hester and Eddie Jackson are among 13 Bears on pro football writer Rick Gosselin’s list of the best players ever selected at each of the first 259 slots in the draft.

Wood: Does Andy Dalton Upgrade Chicago’s QB Room? - Da Bears Blog - The Bears completely overhauled their QB room this offseason, letting Mitchell Trubisky leave, signing Andy Dalton, and trading up in the 1st round to draft Justin Fields. The goal is obvious: improve a passing attack that finished last year ranked 28th in yards/attempt, 18th in passing TD, threw the 4th most interceptions, and had the 24th passer rating among 32 NFL teams.

Mailbag: Will Rodgers leave Packers? Can Mercedes win MVP? - 670 The Score - From the situation unfolding between star quarterback Aaron Rodgers and the Packers to White Sox rookie Yermin Mercedes’ shot at winning the American League MVP award, Audacy Sports writer Cam Ellis answers fan questions in a Chicago sports mailbag.

Source: Bears to face Rams in their 2021 season opener - 670 The Score - The Bears will play their 2021 season opener in front of a national television audience. Chicago will visit the Los Angeles Rams for a primetime game on Sunday Night Football on NBC in Week 1, a source told 670 host Danny Parkins on Tuesday.

Bears to open 2021 season at Rams: report - Chicago Sun-Times - The full schedule will be announced Wednesday night, but networks revealed their opening week slate in the morning.

2021 NFL schedule: How to watch the release on TV - Chicago Tribune - The 2021-22 NFL schedule will be revealed Wednesday night on a three-hour NFL Network show, while ESPN2 plans its own three-hour program and more.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Silence persists regarding Deshaun Watson situation - ProFootballTalk - The longer the silence lingers, the greater the possibility that that cases will eventually be resolved, allowing the Texans to trade Watson to a new team before the start of training camp.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Lions called Falcons with offer to trade up moments before Falcons drafted Kyle Pitts - ProFootballTalk - The Lions were on the phone with a final offer to trade up when the Falcons were on the clock with the fourth overall pick in the 2021 NFL draft.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Wiltfong: Chicago Bears 2021 Schedule News and Rumor Tracker - Windy City Gridiron
- The NFL will announce the schedule on Wednesday at 7:00 Chicago time, but we’ll have most, if not all, of the Bears 2021 schedule pieced together right here in this tracker!

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